This chunk is simply half a Wild Cherry – Prunus Avium – log. I hollowed it out using an adze, some curved chisels and spoon knives and then sanded until my hands could sand no more.
This was one of those satisfying moments I had, prior to getting a lathe, where I realised I could make more out of the wood I was collecting, I could now make something akin to a plant pot. I made one for my brother one Christmas, I kept all the shavings from the inside and gave them to him too as he likes to smoke his food (not like a cigarette), he said the cherry filings made lovely sweet smoke.
The inside is treated so that it can handle a bit of water now and again but like all my wooden planters this product would prefer a plant that needs little water, cactus or succulent would be perfect, in the product photo I use Portulcaria Afra ‘Variegata’.
These will be made to order so state if you want it bigger – the measurements in the details are just that of the one in these photos.
If you want to learn more about Wild Cherry trees, or about trees in general, please visit my Tree School blog.